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Positive change happens with investment.

The UMSL Anchor Accelerator is a first-of-its kind program that puts underrepresented entrepreneurs at the center of a purpose-driven, university-led accelerator that begins with a non-dilutive $50,000 capital injection. 

200 startups applied. Meet the 6 startups that were selected: 

2023 UMSL 3rd COHORT OF FOUNDERS

Bradace Barnett Johnson

 

B JUICED

Bradace Barnett Johnson

B Juiced is an all organic mobile cold pressed juice bar offering cold pressed
juice,smoothies, smoothie bowls and other healthy food options.B Juiced focuses on community wellness in areas with limited healthy resources. In addition to selling online, they are preparing to open a brick-and-mortar location in Ferguson, MO.

bforebarnett@hotmail.com | https://www.bjuiced.com 

  

  

 

Misha Gutzler

FYSIQ

Misha Gutzler

FYSIQ is a bungee fitness facility. Bungee Fitness is an excellent way to begin your fitness journey or add to your current fitness routine. It's fun and most of all you get all the benefits of a total body workout routine. Slay those moves that you have a difficult time with this class.

misha@fysiqfit.com | https://fysiqfit.com

   

 

 

Gavin Pringle

JAKAPA

Gavin Pringle

JAKAPA is a comprehensive, customizable web-based solution and Skills Tracker App that builds skill awareness, alignment and engagement through self and peer assessments.

gpringle1l@hotmail.com | https://jakapa.com

  

  

 

Shay & Joshua Danrich

Mr. Fresh

Shay & Joshua Danrich

Mr. Fresh products eliminate odors found in both vehicles and homes, allowing everyone to "Be Fresh Now." At the age of 10, Joshua took his life long love for all things automotive to the next level by launching Mr. Fresh™ - A line of fine mist fragrances that eliminate odors found in both vehicles and homes.

reachmrfresh@gmail.com, | https://www.befreshnow.com 

 

  

 

Cami Thomas

My Friends And I

Cami Thomas

My Friends and I is a hub for visual storytelling and video production. Based on the South Side of St. Louis Missouri and operating under the motto of "creation for creation's sake" each visual production combines the creative perspectives of a rich, inspired, and diverse community of artists from the Midwest.

camiFTCTV@gmail.com | https://www.mfaimadethis.com/

 

Kay Wells

Posie Pot

Kay Wells

Posie Pots & 30 Prints was founded by our owner Kay Wells. She has fifteen plus years experience as a mechanical engineer, inventor, and innovator. Posie Pots are custom 30 printed self-watering planters. These modern planters take the gardening industry to new heights. With Posie Pots' sophisticated yet simple patented design, you only need to water your plants once a month.

posiepots@gmail.com https://www.posiepot.com/

 

 

This accelerator would not have been possible without the anonymous support of friends and the public commitment of Ameren Corporation and Edward Jones:

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